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Posted: Jul 16, 2015

Broken-down minivan sparks I-5 brush fire in Lacey

A disabled minivan caught fire Thursday evening and sparked a brush fire off I-5 in Lacey. A man driving a minivan northbound on I-5 near Meridian Road noticed smoke coming from his vehicle at about 7:20 p.m. He pulled over to the shoulder, and as soon as he got out of the van he saw flames coming from underneath the vehicle's front end, according to Washington State trooper Guy Gill.
- PUB DATE: 7/16/2015 8:51:47 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
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Posted: Jul 16, 2015

Firefighters pulling double duty at Stevens County Fire Dist. #1

Mariann Crooks has already had a busy summer - this is her 2nd summer serving as a volunteer firefighter for Fire District 1. "I have 2 kids still at home," she said. "They run downstairs to see if I'm still there, because I usually get called out at night." And Mariann, like firefighters across the state, know there's no time to relax due to fires within their districts, and wildfires.
- PUB DATE: 7/16/2015 6:39:22 PM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6
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Posted: Jul 16, 2015

Brush fires cause an estimated $780K to 3 Vancouver homes

Two fires that started in vegetation and then spread to three nearby homes on Wednesday caused a total estimated damage of $780,000, according to the Vancouver Fire Marshal’s Office. The two separate fires were reported within about an hour and a half of each other, stretching firefighting resources thin as crews worked to quell one blaze before being called to the second.
- PUB DATE: 7/16/2015 8:07:44 AM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian
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Posted: Jul 16, 2015

Bellingham firefighters training on new $1M fire boat

The city’s new fire boat, the Salish Star, has arrived in town and could be in service as soon as this fall. Over the past few weeks, people already may have noticed crews taking the new boat out on Bellingham Bay for training, spraying thousands of gallons of water from two fire pumps. About 3,000 gallons of water per minute, to be exact.
- PUB DATE: 7/16/2015 4:31:29 AM - SOURCE: Bellingham Herald
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Posted: Jul 16, 2015

Vermont volunteer firefighter charged wtih DUI, chief torn on next steps

Bethel Volunteer Fire Department chief David Aldrighetti said he's dealing with a tough situation. "[I'm] stressed out. You know, this is something that it's harder to deal with than when you have a major fire because it's personal," Aldrighetti said. The fire chief needs to figure out how to move forward after 66-year-old veteran firefighter James Hart responded to a serious motorcycle accident while intoxicated.
- PUB DATE: 7/16/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WPTZ-TV NBC 5 Plattsburgh/WNNE-TV NBC 31
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